Agenda and minutes

Venue: Cabinet Room 'B' - The Diamond Jubilee Room, County Hall, Preston

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

None.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are asked to consider any Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the Agenda.

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County Councillor Michael Green declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 13 – City Deal Review, as a member of South Ribble Borough Council. Owing to the nature of the item, Councillor Green advised that he would withdraw from the meeting for that item.

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 310 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2019 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises pdf icon PDF 36 KB

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Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to commence the following procurement exercises in accordance with the county council's procurement rules:

  i.  Provision of a Crisis Service in North Lancashire

  ii.  Operated and non-operated vehicles and plant hire - Dynamic Purchasing System.  

 

Resolved: That the commencement of procurement exercises for the following areas be approved: 

  i.  Provision of a Crisis Service in North Lancashire

  ii.  Operated and non-operated vehicles and plant hire - Dynamic Purchasing System.  

 

5.

Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund and Local Pinch Point Fund pdf icon PDF 232 KB

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Cabinet considered a report requesting approval of the proposed bid and expression of interest to the Department for Transport's Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund. The report also set out the local contributions that would be required should the submissions be successful, as well as details about the Department for Transport's Local Pinch Point Fund.

 

Resolved: That

 

  i.  a bid be submitted to the Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund totalling £3.96m for the repair of retaining walls. 

  ii.  an Expression of Interest be submitted to the Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund totalling £9.245m.

  iii.  proposals relating to the Local Pinch Point Fund be presented to Cabinet for approval in due course.

 

And that, subject to the success of (i) and (ii) above, that:

  iv.  a local contribution totalling £0.792m be funded by additional prudential borrowing for the retaining wall programme of works.

  v.  a local contribution totalling £1.850m be funded by additional prudential borrowing for the A601(M) proposals detailed in the report.

6.

Digital First Strategy pdf icon PDF 39 KB

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Cabinet received a report presenting a Digital First Strategy for Lancashire County Council, developed to enable the organisation to deliver its digital first vision and ambitions. In considering the report, it was emphasised that whilst the county council is committed to ensuring that digital is the preferred method of engagement, more traditional methods such as telephone, email and face to face will remain for those who are unable to engage digitally

 

Resolved: That the Digital First Strategy as set out in the report be approved.

7.

Cross-Border Placements - Implementation of the Care Act 2014 (Approval of Revised Adult Social Care Policies and Procedures) pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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Cabinet received a report presenting a proposed new Cross-Border Placements policy, as part of the ongoing review of all adult social care policies, practice and guidance to ensure compliance following the introduction of the Care Act 2014.

 

Resolved: That the Cross-Border Placements policy as set out in the report be approved

8.

Urgent Decisions taken by the Leader of the County Council and the relevant Cabinet Member(s)

No urgent decisions have been taken since the last meeting of Cabinet.

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Minutes:

There were no urgent decisions taken.

9.

Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the Minutes, the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any Member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.

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There was no urgent business

10.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of Cabinet will be held on Thursday 7 November 2019 at 2.00 pm at County Hall, Preston.

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Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of Cabinet would be held at 2pm on Thursday 7 November at 2pm at County Hall, Preston.

11.

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

No representations have been received.

 

Click here to see the published Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private.

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Minutes:

Cabinet noted the Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private and that no representations had been received.

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Cabinet is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, it considers that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the heading to the item.

 

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Resolved: That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the heading to the item. 

13.

City Deal Review

Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Minutes:

(Not for Publication - Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information) 

 

Cabinet considered a report on the review of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

 

In addition to the recommendations set out in the report, it was also agreed that a further update report would come back to Cabinet in due course.

 

Resolved: That the recommendations as set out in the report be approved, as amended.